We look at how the White House is handling the consequences of pulling U.S. troops out of Afghanistan. We also look to what’s next in the fight against limiting voting rights.



SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Foreign policy has been center stage for President Biden for much of the week, even as he tries to press ahead on his domestic goal and his ongoing fight over voting rights.

We have NPR White House correspondent, Scott Detrow, to talk about the week. Scott, thank you.

SCOTT DETROW, BYLINE: Good morning, Scott.

SIMON: President Biden promised to pull troops out of Afghanistan on a tight deadline, and he is. And so far, the Taliban has moved right in, taking over large swaths of the country. I have to say, those of us who covered that war recall the particular cruelty of the Taliban.

DETROW: Yeah.

SIMON: And the possible return of that group now raises alarm, especially about freedom…

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